For answers to many questions, consult the CURRENT MONTHLY REVISED EDITION of the Official Traditional Catholic Directory, Listing All Traditional Latin Masses and Traditional Resources for North America. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Official Traditional Catholic Directory department, provided to the TRADITIO Network by the National Registry of Traditional Latin Masses.
If you have you have personally benefited from the services of the TRADITIO Network, please support the continuation of the TRADITIO Network's Apostolate by clicking on the box to the left to made a donation easily, securely, and confidentially by bank account or credit card through PayPal. Regular contributors become Benefactors of the TRADITIO Network, and their intentions are specially commemorated at Traditional Latin Masses offered. Using PayPal reduces our administrative burden considerably, but if need to use a paper check, click on FAQ01: "How Can I Help the TRADITIO Network's Apostolate?" We have always refused to display those annoying "click" ads to raise money. We hate those ads, and we think that you do too, so we have kept TRADITIO 100 per cent free of them and rely instead on you for voluntary donations.
The French have a saying: "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose." That certainly describes the Newchurch of the New Order, especially under Francis-Bergoglio and especially as it pertains to Newchurch's continuing Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust. Another way to put it would be: "All talk and no action," as the Holocaust continues unabated. And now we have another glaring example of Bergoglio's gross hypocrisy and active complicity in sex crimes against children.
As Newchurch's German Synodal Assembly began on October 1, 2021, in Frankfurt, the opening gavel had hardly gone down when the lay delegates, "desperate and stunned," angrily attacked Francis-Bergoglio for an hour owing to his not firing a German Newcardinal and three Newbishops charged with sex crimes against children, even though the Newbishops had submitted their resignations. This is hardly the first time that Bergoglio has pulled these shenanigans to allow his henchmen to continue in office doing their filthy deeds.
Bergoglio let off scot free Newcardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, Hamburg Newarchbishop Stefan Hesse, and two Cologne Newbishops, Ansgar Puff and Dominik Schwaderlapp. The Central Committee of German Newchurchers told Bergoglio that their trust in him had been undermined. One synod delegate from the Victims Advisory Council declared: "The time for begging and pleading by the victims is over." Another synod delegate from Newchurch Women Germany expressed anger and disbelief at Bergoglio. Yet another synod delegate summed up the utter corruption of Bergoglio's actions in these words: "What has this [New]church come to.... The big guys can do what they want, the little ones are hanged, the big guys are let off the hook." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Service.]
Traditional Catholics, the Newchurch natives are restless. Their patience with Francis-Bergoglio and his Marxist/Modernist paedophile cronies has reached its end. Bergoglio's report card in Germany (and elsewhere) is abysmal. A 2018 Newchurch report detailed thousands of cases of sex crimes against children in the years since the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), which founded the Newchurch of the New Order to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church. Newchurch thought it had gotten the better of God, but now the Devil's barbed tail has whipped around to strike from the rear, as Newprelates fall, as Newchurches are closing down by more than half in some areas, and as Newchurchers are walking out in droves, up to 95 per cent, throwing their phony Newchurch "initiation" (formerly baptismal) certificates back in the faces of their leaders who long ago lost the Catholic Faith.
Francis-Bergoglio, as he recently told a secret meeting of Newjesuits during his visit to Slovakia in September 2021, is tired of voices on the internet telling the truth about him, e.g., his apostasy from the Catholic Faith and his Marxist/Modernist affiliation, as admitted in his own book. So he wants Big Tech to step in and save him by censoring the internet. Just as global Big Tech corporations like Facebook, Twitter, and Google have been exposed in U.S. Congressional hearings as manipulating everything from the results of elections to government dictatorship on the Red China Virus, Francis-Bergoglio himself has now been implicated in the disinformation and even lies that have been suborned by these firms.
Bergoglio, a Marxist/Modernist, who believes that globalist secular "supranational" organizations like the United Nations and the European Union should govern human activity, is joining his apostate Newchurch of the New Order with these secularist global corporations in censoring what he calls "hate speech" and "conspiracy theories," particularly about him. Undoubtedly, Bergoglio thinks that one of the "conspiracy theories" is that he is a Marxist/Modernist apostate from the Catholic Church, even though he admits to the fact in his own book!
Bergoglio even went so far as blasphemy in invoking "the name of God" to support his attempt to silence the truth about his apostasy, when he addressed the World Meeting of Popular Movements on October 16, 2021. Bergoglio himself had set up this organization, which had its first meeting in Modesto, California, in 2017, to promote Leftists notions of government-enforced "social, economic, and racial justice." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Summit News.]
Traditional Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio is well aware that he, as the Third Paedophile Newpope and a Marxist/Modernist apostate from the Catholic Church, is detested and rejected by many around the world. He has alluded in previous remarks to the fact that many around the world do not consider him a valid pope and even to be a minion of the Devil. Bergoglio is seriously suffering from the cognitive dissonance between this reality with his own Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). This disorder is producing in him a rage often taken out against his Neocon Newchurchers and the Half New Order Vatican II "Extraordinary" Mess of 1962.
A recent Ipsos poll indicates that more young Newchurchers are aping their pagan counterparts by desecrating their bodies with tattoos and piercings in ever-increasing numbers, a 21 per cent increase between 2012 and 2019. Forty per cent of 18-34-year olds have at least one tattoo. What is even more abhorrent is that an increasing number of these young Newchurchers identify themselves as "conservative" Newchurchers, some of them probably devotees of the Half New Order Vatican II "Extraordinary" Latin Mess of 1962.
Tattooing is regarded in Sacred Scripture as a pagan practice: "You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor shall you make in yourselves any figures or marks: I am the Lord" (Leviticus 19:28/DRV). It is considered to be a mutilation of the body in contravention of the Fifth Commandment. of God. Would Our Lord have had a tattoo? Our Lady? Of course not.
The Fifth Commandment of God, which forbids unnecessary harming of one's body, the "Temple of the Holy Ghost," as St. Paul calls it. Catholic moral theology teaches that by the Principle of Totality, a person is not permitted to mutilate his own body except for the benefit of the whole body. Mutilation of the body can be justified only it a case where it is necessary or useful toward obtaining some physical benefit (as an amputation of a diseased leg to prevent gangrene).
The Fifth Commandment of God also forbids taking unnecessary medical risks, which is sinful. Tattoo inks contain carcinogens like lead and mercury. Tattooing transmits HIV and Hepatitis C. These viruses can erupt virulently, or they can lie dormant in the body for twenty or more years after the tattooing incident. Hepatitis can destroy the liver and thus weaken the body until it dies in agony. So dangerous is this practice that tattooed individuals cannot give blood so as not to transmit the viruses to others. Skin cancers, including the all-too-frequently lethal melanomas, have been reported within tattoo sites. Tattoo inks have been found to be contaminated with bacteria that can lead to serious injuries and an increased risk of infection because the skin barrier is broken during the procedure. Some infections can also leave permanent scarring. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, some clueless Newchurchers seem to think that tattooing is morally acceptable when the tattoo is of a religious object, such as a Cross or Our Lady. Actually, the exact opposite is the case. Such a mutilation of the body is even a graver sin as not only is the Fifth Commandment of God being violated but also the Second Commandment of God, because such a perversion of a sacred image constitutes the grave Sin of Blasphemy. Those who walk around with such images on their bodies are declaring to the world that they persist in sin against God.
In 1972 the Newchurch of the New Order abolished the Sacrament of Extreme Unction and replaced it with (at best) and mere non-sacramental "blessing of the sick," which isn't even specifically for the dying. Even if the rite existed in Newchurch, it would still not be sacramental because Newchurch has not ordained priests since 1968, when it adopted the Protestantized New Ordinal to ordain "presbyters," who are, in essence, Protestant ministers.
As if to confirm this fakery on the part of Newchurch, which for fifty years now has had no provision for the Sacrament of Extreme Unction and the other Last Rites, which comprise the Sacraments of Confession, Holy Viaticum (Last Communion), and the Apostolic Blessing with Plenary Indulgence at the Time of Death, presbyter Jeff Woolnough gave up on the non-existent Novus Ordo "Last Rites" in the case of a Newchurcher, Sir David Arness, Member of the British Parliament, who was murdered on October 17, 2021 while addressing a group of constituents in Essex, England.
Woolnough went to the place of the murder nearby his Newparish, where police tried to prevent him from entering. Instead of insisting on the rights of his Newchurcher, the presbyter attempted to cover up the incident by eking out a rosary. The rosary, however, is not a Sacrament and imparts no Sacramental grace, nor does it carry the Apostolic Blessing with Plenary Indulgence.
Even the later police stated: "Access into a scene is at the discretion of the investigating officers." Thus, the presbyter could have been admitted if he had pressed the issue or taken his request to a higher officer. He didn't. Later he became hostile and defensive when criticized by his own Newchurch laypeople. They could clearly see the truth that he did not want to admit. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, poor Sir David Arness was royally gypped by Newchurch. He was gypped of a priest. He was gypped by a Sacrament. A number of British Newchurchers vehemently criticized the presbyter, as they were obviously unaware that Newchurch has no priests or sacraments. Arness even helped the Second Paedophile Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger be admitted into parliament for an address in 2010. At this point, wherever Arness's soul is, he should want to return his Novus Ordo "initiation" papers (Newchurch no longer uses "baptism") marked "Addressee Unknown"!
On October 9, 2021, Francis-Bergoglio opened the process for the Vatican III Anti-council. This time, however, it will not be the bishops of the world meeting. Rather, it will be a small group called a Universal Synod, handpicked by the apostate Newpope, who aims, without the bother of a General Council, to change the Newchurch of the New Order into an overtly secularist, Modernist, Marxist, even Communist organization. This is what Bergoglio, who has publicly called atheists his best friends, has been aiming for his whole life.
Bergoglio is making no secret about his plans to destroy even his own Newchurch -- which is most certainly not the Catholic Church -- and rebuild it into an even more extreme version of the Arch-heretic Martin Luther's heretic sect. Bergoglio overtly quoted as his goal what the heretic Yves Congar, who was condemned by Pope Pius XII, proclaimed: "We must not make another church, we must make a different church."
What are Bergoglio's perceived Devils? Certainly not the fake (invalid) "liturgies" that go on all around the world, simulated by Newchurch presbyters, who are not ordained priests. Certainly not the rampant heresies preached by Newchurch far worse than those that practically destroyed the Church from the first years of its existence. Most certainly not the rampant Sins that Cry out to Heaven for Retribution, including the rape, sodomy, and other sexual assaults perpetrated against children by Newchurch presbyters, Newbishops, and Newcardinals. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, what does Bergoglio want to substitute? "Communion, Participation, Mission." Communion means handing out the fake (invalid) Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid to everyone: Protestants, atheists, Jews, Buddhists. Participation means the abolition of the presbyterate (Newchurch has not ordained priests in the Sacrament of Holy Orders since 1968) and the substitution of laymen and even laywomen, such as is found in the Evangelical sects, of whom Bergoglio is a full-throated admirer. Mission means an overtly secularist, Modernist, Marxist, even Communist agenda that replaces traditional missionary work, which Bergoglio has already uppressed. How can you have missionary work when Newchurch's Oecumenical Heresy teaches that "we all worship the same god" and "all religions are true"? And you thought Vatican II and Newchurch were bad? Only those who are demented could now find any specious justification to remain in Newchurch.
On September 2, 2021, Newdioceses constituting eighty per cent of the Newchurch population in California -- Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Fresno, Orange, and San Bernardino -- were required by the Independent Compensation Program for Victims of Sexual Abuse by [New]diocesan P[resbyters] in California to cough up 23,970,000 USD to pay off 197 children raped, sodomized, and otherwise sexually assaulted and battered by Newchurch presbyters, Newbishops, and Newcardinals.
This was just the latest payment in several tranches of penalty payments made. The payments included those for sex crimes as recent as 2020. Other lawsuits outside the framework of the Independent Compensation Program are still going through the state courts, in California and through the United States and around the world. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Sun-Gazette.]
Traditional Catholics, as Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust continues unabated under the Third Paedophile Newpope, Francis-Bergoglio, Newdiocese after Newdiocese is being forced into bankruptcy. As of October 16, 2021, twenty-seven Newdioceses have gone bankrupt in the United States, about one in ten, together with three Newchurch religious orders. As a result, Newchurches are being slammed shut forever, never to return to their former condition. This is certainly a just consequence of the sin and evil being perpetrated since the founding of Newchurch in 1964 at the Vatican II Anti-council, aided and abetted by the First Paedophile Newpope JPII-Wojtyla, the Second Paedoophile Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger, and the Third Paedophile Newpope Francis-Bergoglio.
Next on the chopping block of New Latin Mess organizations -- can the Fraternity of St. Peter be far behind? -- is the Discalced Carmelite monastery (convent) of St. Joseph and St. Anne in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded in 1902. Younger "nuns" have been barred from the convent, leaving only two elderly "nuns" who cannot take care of themselves. Thus, as of October 11, 2021, the convent is slated for closure. You can't say that Bergoglio and his minions aren't clever!
The Carmel uses the New Latin Mess of 1962, once erroneously termed "Extraordinary," but the new Newarchbishop of Philadelphia, Nelson Perez, has told the Carmel that it must go Novus Ordo. It appears also that the convent building will be secularized, no longer to be dedicated to religious purposes. The same thing happened to convents in the late 1960s, when the New Order took over after the Vatican II Anti-council. Nuns were stripped of their habits and forced to use heretical Modernist rites. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
In early September 2021, Newvatican sent an Inquisitor to represent the Modernist heretic Prefect of the Congregation for Religious, Newcardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, in whose hands Bergoglio has placed the implementation of the New Latin Mess shutdown under his July 17, 2021, Order "Traditionis custodes." Then, on October 11, 2021, the Inquisitor told the Carmelites that "it is the plan of the [New]vatican to suppress the monastery." He also told the Carmelites that other Carmelite monasteries in the United States are on the chopping block.
Traditional Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio's hatchet men are rapidly wiping the New Latin Mess of 1962 off the face of Newchurch. It isn't really a loss, though, because it is not the Traditional Latin Mass, and it is merely being simulated by Newchurch presbyters, who are not ordained priests, Newchurch having ceased to ordain priests when it adopted by the invalid (fake) Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968.
On October 9, 2021, 63 years ago, Pope Pius XII died. Many ultra-traditiionalists think that he was the last valid pope, but just how orthodox was he? Was he in fact less orthodox than Pope John XXIII? The distance of history and the documents that have subsequently come to light indicate that Pius was not as orthodox in his later years as believed, whereas John was in many respects more orthodox. Let us take the case of the Sacred Liturgy.
In 1948, Pius kicked off the "modernization" of the Traditional Latin Mass by appointing the Pontificia Commissio pro Generali Liturgica Instauratione (Commission for a General Liturgical Reformation), or "Reformation Commission." This he did overtly by thrusting aside the traditional Sacred Congregation of Rites, which had zealously guarded the Sacred Liturgy since the dogmatic Council of Trent, in favor of the "Reformation Commission," to which he gave the explicit power to make "modernizations" to the Traditional Latin Mass and Divine Office.
To lead the Commission as General Secretary, Pius appointed a well-known figure in Rome, Hannibal (Annibale) Bugnini, a Modernist radical on the liturgy. Bugnini carried out his commission from Pius, starting as early as 1951 to take steps to destroy the Traditional Latin Mass, which led eventually to the corrupted New Latin Mess of 1962 and finally to the invalid (fake) Protestant-Masonic-Pagan "New Mess" of 1969, which, in 2007, Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger declared officially, for the first time, to be the "Ordinary" rite of Mess for his Newchurch of the New Order.
Thus it was Pius XII who started the descent into the black hole of the liturgical "New Order," which gradually led to the full-blown implementation of the invalid and anti-Catholic "New Mass" (Novus Ordo) of 1969 and "Liturgy of the Hours" of 1970 to replace the traditional Divine Office. Pius's chief engineer for this destruction was his own appointee, Bugnini. From 1951, with Pius's own cooperation, the cascade of destruction inexorably began:
Even the New Latin Mess, which John XIII promulgated in 1960-1962, was specifically called by that pope "the work of Pius XII," not his own. The 1962 Mess is the corrupted Mess that Benedict-Ratzinger called in 2007, contrary to all Catholic Tradition, called the "Extraordinary" Mess. Unlike Pius, John was exceedingly traditional when it came to the Sacred Liturgy and even issued the Apostolic Constitution "Veterum sapientia," confirming the use of only Latin in the Mass and Divine Office and requiring years of training in the Church's sacred language by all seminarians. One of the first acts of John was to fire Bugnini with a condemnation of his heretical Modernism.
Traditional Catholics, given all the study and documentation of the subject over the last seventy years, it is becoming too clear to deny that, when it came to the Sacred Liturgy, it was Pius XII, with his hand-picked henchman Bugnini, who kicked off the "modernization" of Sacred Liturgy, leading ultimately to the Half New Order Vatican II "Extraordinary" Mess of 1962 and the invalid (fake) Full-blown New Order Mess of 1969.
Isn't it ironic how almighty God exposes the truth about those who try to mock him? We know that in 1969 the Mass was finally replaced in the apostate Newchurch by an invalid (fake) Protestant-Masonic-Pagan "Mess." Now one Novus Ordo temple (once known as a church) has made the mockery graphic by building one of their "eucharistic" dinner tables )once known as an altar) out of excrement from the earth, defaming the Blessed Virgin Mary in the process. There is nothing Catholic in the Newchurch of the New Order.
The Nativity of Mary Newparish in Aschaffenburg, Germany, heaped up a pile of dirt to serve as its Novus Ordo "table." Presbyter-pastor Markus Krauth is a known Modernist heretic, coming from the same Bavarian region as the Modernist leader at the Vatican II Anti-council, Benedict-Ratzinger. Krauth used the opportunity to allow a Newdeacon (?) in street clothes to "preside" over the dirt, while he himself stood behind him, gawking. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Info Vaticana.]
Traditional Catholics, presbyter Markus Krauth's "homily" (Newchurch did away with sermons) advocated the laicization of the Newchurch sect, a Protestant heresy. Krauth was apparently ignorant of the fact that Newchurch already lost its priesthood in 1968, when it stopped ordaining priests "to offer the Sacrifice of the Mass for the living and the dead" and instead began "installing presbyters [ministers] to preside over the assembly of the people," according to the rite of a Protestantized New Ordinal.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Can a pope end up in Hell, such as those who have been involved in many scandals and heresies and have caused great damage to the Church, end up in Hell?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
Most certainly. The pope is, in the end, merely a man like any other and is subject to the same penalties for unrepented sins as any other man. The dogma of the Church is that popes are "peccable," i.e., subject to sin and its penalties, as any other man.
Contrary to what you might think, the understanding of the Church is that more popes end up in Hell than in Heaven because the popes have the prayers of all the Church to assist them. If in spite of all this help and the grace that is available to them, they knowingly persist in evil acts, they have only themselves to blame for their loss of salvation. Our Lord warned: "And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required" (Luke 12:48/DRV). Thus, it is far more difficult for a pope to end up in Heaven than for a simple layman to do so.
The number of Pope-Saints is only two in the last 700 years: Pope St. Pius V and Pope St. Pius X. There were far more popes in the history of the Church who were heretical, schismatic, corrupt, and even criminals and murderers. In one case, a pope was dug up from his grave by his successor, seated on the papal throne, formally placed on trial, found guilty, deposed from the papacy, stripped of his papal vestments, and his corpse thrown into the Tiber River. His papal decrees were annulled, and his ordinations and consecrations declared invalid.
For further information on this topic, click on POPELIM.TXT: Limitations of Papal Authority to Change Sacred Tradition, From the Writings of Roman Catholic Popes, Councils, Saints, and Theologians in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics).
On October 9, 2019, the apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio had a high-profile meeting with notorious U.S. House of Representatives Speaker N.E. Pelosi, who, like U.S. President J.R. Biden, proclaims that she is a "devout Catholic," even though she advocates abortion as a "woman's right" and wants the U.S. government to fund abortions around the world. Pelosi is not a head of government, but the Marxist/Modernist Bergoglio met with her anyway.
Clearly, Bergoglio was confirming the message that he had previously sent to his U.S. Newbishops: keep handing out the fake Novus Ordo cookies and Kool-Aid to politicians who advocate abortion and the public funding thereof. Several local U.S. Newbishops, resisting Bergoglio to the face, have barred Pelosi and Biden from the cookies and Kool-Aid.
After her embrace by Bergoglio, Pelosi went to a Newrome church for the fake (invalid) Novus Ordo service, where she was verbally attacked by Romans demonstrating in the streets and had to be whisked out by her bodyguards in fear of her life. She was supposed to deliver the so-called "second reading" at the fake Mess and hightail it off to the "Global Warming" Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, the same one for which Bergoglio canceled his own attendance. The Roman protestors were described as "violent" against policies like those Pelosi advocates. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]Traditional Catholics, after the Newpapal audience and embrace, Pelosi issued a fawning statement, citing Bergoglio's favorite 2015 Encyclical Letter "Laudato si," a pagan-infused screed encouraging worship of the "environment" through autocratic, politicized action by national governments and the United Nations. Bergoglio and Pelosi are coming under increased hostility for their anti-Catholic positions, as at this "violent" Roman demonstration. Pelosi justly experienced the fruits of that hostility in the "security incident." Pelosi leaves office in the November 2022 election, and Bergoglio's term in the Newpapacy seems to be reaching an end, as he has increasingly been canceling major activities for health reasons.
An independent French commission into paedophile crimes, reporting in Paris on October 5, 2021, after two and a half years of investigation, found that two-thirds of the 3,000 crimes were perpetrated by predominantly Newchurch diocesan presbyters and Newbishops after the Vatican II Anti-council. The crimes involved 216,000 victims of Newchurch personnel.
A particularly disturbing aspect of the report was the number of the rapes perpetrated by predominantly Newchurch "nuns" against girls, as well as boys, as young as 13 and under. Some of these crimes were perpetrated by the use of religious objects and thus constituted grave sacrilege. It is well known that after the Anti-council the once-respected traditional nunneries rapidly degraded, but until now the vast extent of the degradation was not known. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Crux News Service.]
Traditional Catholics, the President of the French Bishops' Conference had to admit: "No one expected such a high number [of victims] to come out of the survey, and that is properly frightening and out of proportion with the perception that we've had on the ground." The Conference issued the usual apology, but indicated no concrete action. Francis-Bergoglio expressed the usual shock, but indicated no actions, as Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust continues unabated. He's much too busy worrying about "global warming" at the United Nations than acting on behalf of the children for whom he is directly responsible at peril of his own soul. One gets the idea that Bergoglio considers himself an innocent bystander to the vile paedophile crimes that he suborned and concealed.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I would like to know your opinion of "Block Rosaries," something proposed at my Traditional Catholic church. The Block Rosary, pertaining to participants in the same neighborhood meeting together, at least as it is presented at the Traditional Catholic church I attend, seems to be coming from a not very traditional perspective, which I would label opinionated, self-involved, and in poor taste.
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY
We think we understand what you are trying to describe. It seems that many groups now try to use the Rosary as a political tool rather than for personal spiritual devotion. Also, these groups seem to devolve into politics and gossip within the group, a characteristic that does not apply when one is concentrating on praying the Rosary alone.
Then, too, we find that the Rosary can become a kind of fixation, as any private devotion might. While the Rosary is an important prayer, it is certainly not the only one and certainly not the most ancient and traditional one. Many Catholics might find more benefit in other, even more ancient traditional prayers of the Church, such as (foremost) the Divine Office, the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Psalms (particularly the Penitential Psalms for repentance and the Gradual Psalms for the Dead), the Angelus, the approved Litanies, the hymns of the Church (particularly the ancient Ave Maris Stella). Most Catholics also forget the counsel of St. Augustine of Canterbury that prayer when sung is "twice praying."
In a curious action that has caused speculation about thecurrent medical condition of Francis-Bergoglio, the Hell-bent global-warming extremist Newpope has announced on October 8, 2021, that he will not be attending the United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, where he could hobnob with his fellow secularists. Instead, he is sending Newchurch Secretary of State. This secular issue means more to Bergoglio than anything religious, as he is, in reality a secular Marxist and an apostate from the Catholic Faith.
As recently as May 15 and September 1, Bergoglio stated that he expected to go, though he left himself a medical out: "It all depends on how I feel at the time." It had already been announced that, assuming that he attended, "a full program will not be possible." Although Bergoglio maintains that he has recovered from his July 2021 hemicolonectomy to remove a 33-centimetre section of his colon because of severe diverticulitis, it seems that he is not as hale as his propaganda would have the world believe. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Reporter.]
Traditional Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio devoted his 2015 Encyclical Letter "Laudato Si'" not to any religious topic, let alone anything Catholic, but to his obsession with the secular issue of "global warming." On October 7, 2021, he degraded the religious requirements at the Newpontifical Lateran University at Rome by initiating a degree in "ecology and environment." If the Narcissistic Bergoglio will not be attending even the U.N. Climate Summit, it bodes ill for the state of his health.
On October 7, 1571, a true Pope-Saint saved Christian civilization. Much as today, in 1571, the Christian world was gripped in fear that the Mohammedans, who had a vastly superior and undefeated fleet, would overrun western Christendom. Pope St. Pius turned not so much to arms as to an outpouring of prayer. He called upon the Confraternities of the Most Holy Rosary throughout the Christian world to offer up their Rosaries for protection against the impending invasion.
Although the Catholic fleet was greatly outnumbered with 214 ships and 80,000 sailors against the Mohammedans' 275 ships and 120,000 sailors, by about 5 o'clock in the afternoon of Sunday, October 7, 1571, the Austrian admiral, Don Juan of Austria, son of Emperor Charles V, who commanded the Catholic fleet though he was only 24 years of age, won a miraculous victory over the Mohammedan admiral, Ali Pasha.
Ali Pasha was killed in the battle along with 25,000 of his sailors in the Gulf of Lepanto, or Gulf of Corinth, in southern Greece. "The sea was full of dead men [and] mostly bright with red blood," wrote one eyewitness. The Christians freed 15,000 men, enslaved by the Mohammedans to man their galleys. Thus was broken the aggressive designs of the Mohammedan Turks to overrun Christian civilization.
Meanwhile, in Rome, it was the same day, October 7, on which the Confraternities of the Most Holy Rosary celebrated their feastday. At the hour of battle, Pope St. Pius was in Rome at the Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva leading a prayer procession. Arriving at the church, he walked to a window, threw open its shutters, and stood in a trance-like state for some time. When he returned to his cardinals, he said: "Let us go and thank God because at this very moment our armada has obtained victory." Yet it was not until two weeks later that a courier rode into Rome from the Bay of Lepanto in Greece, carrying the news that the Christian forces had miraculously achieved a great victory there against the invading Mohammedans.
Pope St. Pius did not hesitate to attribute the victory entirely to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her Most Holy Rosary. He said: "Neither valor, nor arms, nor leaders, but the Rosary of our Lady gave the victory." He, therefore, added the title Auxilium Christianorum (Help of Christians) to Our Lady's Litany of Loretto, and he instituted the feast of Our Lady of Victory, later to become known as the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary. It is deplorable today that even so many Traditional Catholics never sing Our Lady's Litany, or are entirely ignorant of it.
Traditional Catholics, now the Newchurch of the New Order has (temporarily) replaced the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church, and its Marxist/Modernist apostate Newpope has even barred the Canons of St. Peter's from reciting the Most Holy Rosary with him. Traditional Catholics should never give up hope that Christ will expel the Newchurch and the Newpopes for the apostates they are and restore his true Catholic Church, which still flourishes in tens of thousands of Traditional Catholic churches, chapels, and oratories around the world, awaiting the defeat of the apostate Newchurch, just as God and Pope St. Pius V against all expectation routed the Infidel Mohammedans at the Bay of Lepanto 450 years ago.
Francis-Bergoglio has earned a reputation as being a Marxist/Modernist apostate. Now "barbarian" can be added to that description. As we previously reported here, St. Peter's Archbasilica was shut down on October 2, 2021, so that an unordained Novus Ordo presbyter-minister could simulate a private Mess on the once-papal high altar of the great basilica for a small group of boys.
It turns out that this sacrilege was not a chance occurrence. Bergoglio has issued an edict that henceforth most ceremonies and prayers, some of which had gone on for a thousand years, are banned from St. Peter's. Of course, since the advent of the Newchurch of the New Order, founded in 1964 by the Vatican II Anti-council to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church, St. Peters has not had any valid Masses, only the fake Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order "liturgies," which are not Catholic Masses. Moreover, Newchurch has not ordained priests or consecrated bishops since 1968, when it adopted a Protestantized "New Ordinal," which merely "installs presbyters to preside over the assembly of the people," like Protestant ministers, not "to offer the Sacrifice of the Mass for the living and the dead."
As of October 1, 2021, by Bergoglio's edict:
Traditional Catholics, the next to go will probably be the venerable Sistine Choir. Without prayer Newchurch is dead, devoid of grace. Well, there's really nothing new about that. It already happened in 1964, after the Vatican II Anti-council saw fit to pollute its once-sacred space. St. Peter's is no longer a religious site, but merely an inferior art museum.
Francis-Bergoglio has made so many heretical statements that they are too numerous by now to count. But he is not merely a heretic, denying one or more doctrines of the Faith, but an apostate -- technically known as a perfidusm, "perfidious person" -- from the Christian Faith, abandoning the Christian religion, in statements favorable to atheism and by effectively embracing of Marxist teaching.
Bergoglio's abandonment of the Christian religion is,inter alia, is indicated by his formal affiliation with infidel sects such as Islam. He is funding the establishment of a "Chrislam" headquarters that purports to combine an infidel mosque and a church, Bergoglio's version of a "One World Religion." This monstrosity is to open in 2022.
The elaborate "Abrahamic Family House" is being built on an island off the coast of the Islamic state of Abu Dhabi, in accordance with a February 2019 Covenant that Bergoglio made with the Grand Imam of Islam. This is just the first of more such monstrosities to come. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Times of Israel.]
Traditional Catholics, on April 3, 2019, Francis-Bergoglio publicly told his Newchurchers not to convert the Infidels because "conversion is not your mission." Thus, in Bergoglio's perverted mind, all the efforts of numerous missionaries and martyrs to bring the true Faith to all the world was worth nothing. Bergoglio's proclamation of apostasy is a direct rejection of Jesus Christ's Great Commission: "Going therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19-20/DRV).
By decree of Francis-Bergoglio all Messes scheduled in St. Peter's Archbasilica on October 2, 2021, the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels, were canceled, and the Basilica closed to the public. The decree was posted, with no notice, on the sacristy bulletin board. This may be the first time that such a decree has been issued for such an inconsequential reason.
The basilica is being turned over to "catechize" a small class of boys, allegedly about prayer. There was a small private Mess, simulated by a mere Novus Ordo presbyter in persona papae at the high altar of the basilica. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by AMV News.]
Traditional Catholics, this "event" could easily have been simulated at one of the side altars, but, as an apostate, Francis-Bergoglio is so bound and determined to break every rule, every tradition, every teaching of Catholicism that his Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) led him to shut down the largest archbasilica in Newrome. Truly, Bergoglio has lost his mind, or, if you want a legal expression, he has become non compos mentis, so that he has not the legal competency to exercise his office.
Maybe all Francis-Bergoglio's "mercy" propaganda has been leading up to this: ignoring sin entirely. In 1973 Newchurch did away with the Sacrament of Penance and replaced it with an invalid (fake) non-sacramental Protestantized "Rite of Reconciliation," which forgives no sins. Now, on September 14, 2021, Bergoglio took his fakery one step further by declaring that when we go to (now non-existent) confession, we should not even be thinking about our sins. Newchurch is not the Catholic Church, we know, but such a statement just happens to contradict numerous statements in Sacred Scripture and dogmata about the Sacraments.
Currently Newchurch has no priests to forgive sin, having done away with the Sacrament of Holy Orders in 1968 when it adopted a Protestant-style "installation of presbyters (ministers) to preside over the assembly of the people," not to "offer the Sacrifice of the Mass for the living and the dead ... and to forgive sins," as a Catholic priest is ordained to do. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
Traditional Catholics, it seems that Bergoglio, a man afflicted with Narcisisstic Personality Disorder (NPD) and paranoia, has now passed over to dementia. If anyone still believes that Bergoglio is even Catholic or that the Newchurch of the New Order is the Catholic Church, such a person surely must believe that elephants fly!
A New Jersey judge ruled on September 30, 2021, that the Newchurch archiocese of Newark is liable for paying for disgraced Newcardinal McCarrick's paedophile crimes that stretched over decades. McCarrick has been denounced by an increasing number of victims for raping boys and young Newseminarians up and down the East Coast of the United States.
Now that Newchurch's coffers have been forced open by the court, Newark, like 27 other Newchurch dioceses already, may have to declare bankruptcy and have to open its documents and papers to the public. In a new precedent the judge ruled that the "wealthy" Newarchdiocese is "vicariously liable" --- responsible because it employed McCarrick. The victim's lawyer commented: "This is huge. It marks the first time in the U.S. that a court has determined that a diocese may be held accountable for the intentional acts of its bishop, without necessarily finding that the diocese itself was negligent."
The victim, whose case is now being litigated, accuses McCarrick of raping him at a beach house in New Jersey when he was 12 years old. The paedophile Newcardinal then repeated his crime more than fifty times at various locations in other states. Ten victims have already accused McCarrick of crimes, and undoubtedly more will come forward. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the New York Post.]
Traditional Catholics, the judge ruled that the paedohile Newcardinal McCarrick "used his position at the [New]church to carry out assaults during his tenure." McCarrick has been accused of running a paedophile "sex ring" out of his beach house. Now the dominoes will fall. With the precedent set by the New Jersey judge, other states are likely to make similar findings against other Newdioceses, which will now become financially bankrupt to match their moral bankruptcy.
On September 30, 2021, Francis-Bergoglio published a statement that he is a slave of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965). In fact, he and his radical Newjesuits were already way ahead of the Anti-council's pronouncements, which completely radicalized the Church and founded a Newchurch of the New Order in 1964 to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church. At the time Bergoglio was a young man in his late twenties, who had already imbibed the Marxism of the radical Newjesuits and admitted to being educated by leading Marxists and keeping Marxist books under his pillow at the Newseminary.
These facts were documented in the noted Vaticanologist Fr. Malachi Martin's landmark 1988 book, The Jesuits: The Society of Jesus and the Betrayal of the Roman Catholic Church. Fr. Martin correctly saw what was going on and left the Newjesuits, who had embraced murderous "Liberation Theology" in Latin America, from which Bergoglio came. Fr. Martin went on to become an independent Traditional Catholic priest outside the corrupt Newchurch.
Although Pope John XXIII originally convoked Vatican II as a legitimate Council, which, according to its draft documents prepared by the Roman Curia, including such traditional rocks as Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani, John became ill with stomach cancer and lost control of the Council. When it was reconvoked by Newpope Paul VI-Montini, it became an Anti-council and issued sixteen documents filled with schism, heresy, and apostasy from the Catholic Church. Cardinal Ottaviani later issued his intervention to Montini, in which he, Antonio Cardinal Bacci, and other Roman theologians declared the "New Mess" of 1969 to be a Protestant service and, by implication, invalid (fake).
In his statement Bergoglio writes that "there is need ... above all for a Church that places herself at the service of man, taking care of creation, and announcing and realizing a new universal fraternity." In other words, in the mind of Bergoglio embraces an heretical Neo-paganism, that God exists to serve man and that man, not God, acts as Creator. Bergoglio also embraces the Oecumenical Heresy proclaimed by the Anti-council: that "we all worship the same god" and "all religions are true." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
Traditional Catholics, Fr. Malachi Martin had it right. The Newjesuits and their servant, Jorge Bergoglio, are a Marxist band of brothers, whose purpose is to overthrow the Catholic Church and society at large. Everything that the apostate Francis-Bergoglio has done is clearly directed to this goal. Bergoglio doesn't even try to hide it, but the Neocon Newchurchers persist in sticking their head in the sand like ostriches so they are not forced (they think) to declare the truth. But they are fooling themselves, for, as the Apostle teaches (Galatians 6:7). "Nolite errare: Deus non irridetur" (Be not deceived: God is not mocked).
Francis-Bergoglio has convoked for 2023 in Newrome a General Synod, which will be used as a substitute for a Vatican III Council. Bergoglio is using the vehicle of a Protestant-style General Synod to restructure Newchurch into a Protestant sect. Protestants have held Synods, or "Church Parliaments," since the time of the Arch-heretic Martin Luther to vote on changes to doctrine, morals, and liturgy.
The Vatican III Anti-council , when it created the Newchurch of the New Order in 1964 to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church. officially incorporated the Protestant notion of National Synods, which it called National Bishops Councils, and opened the door for General Synods to vote on changes at the Newchurch-wide level. These General Synods started just three years after the founding of Newchurch. Nineteen have been held in a little over fifty years. Oecumenical Councils are held about once a century, and there have been only twenty (not counting Vatican II and other Anti-councils) since the beginning of the Catholic Church.
Bergoglio knows that it is a lot easier for a Newpope to control autocratically a General Synod than a Church Council. As an example, Pope John XXIII convoked the Vatican II Council, which went off in an entirely different direction from what John had intended while he was dying of stomach cancer. It turned from the originally conservative-leaning Council into an Anti-council. John did not approve or promulgate a single Conciliar document. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio is using the 2023 Synod in Newrome, which is to become the "Mother of all Synods," to change radically the foundation of the Newchurch of the New Order into an even more Leftist, secularist, and Protestant/Pagan organization than it is now. But what he is attempting to do has not gone unnoticed. On September 30, 2021, a German Newbishop, Rudolf Voderholzer, of Regensburg,called out Bergoglio for scheming to use the "Synodal Way" to reshape Newchurch radically and change doctrine along Protestant lines in such areas as sexual morality (abortion, bigamy, artificial contraception), "gay marriage," and the Novus Ordo presbyterate-ministry (deaconesses and priestesses). Other Newbishops and theologians, including Newcardinals Rainer Maria Woelki and Walter Kasper, have also condemned Bergoglio's mechanations, which have caused, a "growing erosion and deterioration of faith." Just more proof that Newchurch is certainly not the Catholic Church.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Don't you think that if Francis-Bergoglio should, in union with all his Newbishops, consecrated Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, all the Church's problems be solved?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY
The problem is much more serious than that. Russia is not the problem. The problem is that the Newchurch of the New Order and its current Newpope, Francis-Bergoglio, as well as the four preceding Newpopes, together with all the Newchurch bishops, are apostates from the Catholic Church. Rather, they are associated with the Newchurch of the New Order founded at the Vatican II Anti-council on November 21, 1964, upon principles heretical to the Catholic Church. This Newchurch is not the Catholic Church, but was specifically fabricated to replace it.
This Newchurch, founded on the Oecumenical Heresy, views all religions as "worshipping the same God" and being "true religion." So, whether you worship the pagan Elephant God Ganesh, as do the Hindus, or the "Great Spirit" as the American Indians do, or idolize the pot-bellied "savior" Buddha, all, with their contradictory beliefs, are to be accepted as "true religion."
This Newchurch has abolished for itself the true Mass and the true priesthood and replaced these with a fabricated Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order "liturgy," which is not a Mass, and does not ordain priests to offer the Sacrifice of the Mass, but merely "installs presbyters [ministers] to preside over the assembly of the people." This Newchurch rejects Catholic doctrine and morality. Its current Newpope, for example, no longer condemns abortion unconditionally and supports the notion of "gay marriage," under the deceitful rubric of "civil union."
Traditional Catholics, Newchurch has admittedly done a fantastic job in deceiving its Newchurch followers into believing that it is the Catholic Church. But anyone "with eyes to see and ears to hear" (after Mark 8:18/DRV), as Our Lord says, knows that this is not the case. It is only those who choose to blind themselves to the obvious reality that fall for the Newchurch sham.
A cowardly Newcardinal, Wilton Gregory, of Washington, D.C., took the opportunity of being out of town in Newrome to announce that he will continue handing the Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid to the heretic President of the United States, J.R. Biden, who proclaims himself a "devout Catholic," yet publicly advocates abortion, state funding of abortion, and personally peforms "gay marriages." Yet the Newchurch of the New Order is so feckless that it cannot excommunicate those who seriously and obstinately violate its tenets. No real surprise here because Newchurch is not the Catholic Church, but a breakaway sect founded in 1964 at the Vatican II Anti-council, even though it has temporarily commandeered most of the formerly Catholic church buildings.
Gregory hit behind the skirts of the Marxist/Modernist Newpope, Francis-Bergoglio, who on September 15, 2021, proclaimed that he has never denied the Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid to anyone and has advocated in his 2015 Encyclical Letter "Amoris laetitia" (the joy of sex) giving the cookie to divorced and remarried Newchurchers, who are bigamists living in public sin.
Gregory also took the opportunity to support Bergoglio's July 16, 2021, Motu Proprio "Traditionis custodes," which essentially suppressed the "Extraordinary" New Latin Mess of 1962 and began the dismantling of New Latin Mess groups such as the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Crux News Service.]
Traditional Catholics, it is no surprise that Newcardinal Wilton Gregory is an outspoken stooge for the apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio. Newchurch's failure to articulate a consistent policy is leading to the breakup of Newchurch and open schism. from it, as is occurring even now in Germany It is certainly clear that Newchurch is not the Catholic Church, as its "liturgy," doctrine, and morality deviate significantly from Catholicism, which remains strong, by the grace of God, in independent churches, chapels, oratories, and religious foundations around the world, retaining the true (valid) Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments.